Tuesday, November 13, 2012

House leaders pull Primatene Mist bailout bill -- for now

This afternoon, the Republican leaders of the House of Representatives withdrew -- for now -- legislation to bail out the makers of the banned CFC-producing Primatene Mist inhalers.  Politico reported:

House Republicans have for now pulled a bill directing the EPA to allow Amphastar Pharmaceuticals to sell leftover stocks of the asthma inhaler Primatene Mist, which was banned at the end of last year because of an international pact on products containing chlorofluorocarbons. The bill, initially set for a House vote Monday, will be rescheduled after Thanksgiving, a spokesman for House Majority Leader Eric Cantor emailed. “We have a scheduling issue,” the spokesman said.

Translation: they didn't have the votes -- at least not today.

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